INNOVATOR SHOWCASE – MONTHLY INNOVATOR PROFILES

 
Every couple of months, Ethiopian Innovator will feature monthly profiles of entrepreneurs undertaking innovative business activities that have the potential to make significant social impact as they scale up their operations.

Some of these innovations may already be taking place in other countries. In our showcase section, besides homegrown innovations, we are recognizing those entrepreneurs that are replicating innovations from other countries. There is much we can learn from other countries, and we want to encourage replicating/ building on best practice.

Most of the entrepreneurs profiled every month have already been operating at least a year and have developed products that they have introduced to the market. A few have their product developed but have not entered the market. The main challenge they all face is access to finance to scale up their operations and make impact.

CONTACT
For those people who are interested in finding out more about the SOCIAL /DIGITAL INNOVATORS that we have profiled, please email us at: ethiopianinnovator@gmail.com

 

COMPANY NAME: Basso Collection

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FOUNDER:  Salsawit TsegaINSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS: Salsawit was always curious about tires and tubes and used to experiment with such materials at a young age. Her father who was in the transport business owned trucks. Growing up, she recalls the piles of old truck tires and inner tubes ...
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COMPANY NAME: YENEPAY FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGIES, PLC

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FOUNDER: Sisay Getnet KelkleINSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS: A few years back, I had a first-hand experience to see how difficult it is to run an online business in Ethiopia and one of the biggest hurdles was the lack of a digital payment platform. This challenge has given me the courage to set ...
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